Questions about our programs for rental properties? Ask one of our efficiency experts.
Please call 541-685-7000 or send us an email.
Did you know that rental units comprise half of the available housing in Eugene? A 2017 study by the University of Oregon Business Consulting Group identified that more than 6,000 of those rentals likely need energy upgrades.
We have a number of programs and resources that can help both the rental property owner and the occupant.
EWEB, University of Oregon and the city of Eugene are working together to help tenants and rental owners better understand the energy and water consumption in their rental properties and possibly help lower monthly utility bills. If you live in or own a single-family or a townhome rental, you are eligible for a free Home Energy Score.
Please note: Manufactured homes and properties with housing units on separate floors (for example, apartment buildings or duplexes with a ground floor unit and second story unit) are not currently eligible.
The Home Energy Score is similar to a vehicle's miles-per-gallon rating. The score allows you to compare the energy performance of your home to other homes nationwide.
The process starts with a Qualified Assessor collecting energy and water information about your rental during a brief walk-through of the home. In addition to scoring your home, we will provide you with your average monthly energy costs along with a list of recommended energy improvements and their estimated cost savings.
For landlords, this is a good way to promote the energy upgrades you have made to your rental, or to plan for future upgrades.
Check out the Department of Energy's Better Buildings program for more information.Apply now
Rental property owners can take advantage of our zero-percent interest loans or our rebate programs for efficiency upgrades. This includes ducted and ductless heat pumps, heat pump water heaters, and windows and insulation.
Improving the efficiency of your rental can help attract and retain tenants and increase the value of your poperty.Learn more
To receive consumption history for a property you own, but for which you are not the current EWEB account holder, we need the current account holder to provide verbal consent allowing us to release that information. Please have your tenant call 541-685-7000 during business hours to speak with customer service.
High-efficiency heat pumps are ideal for our mild Pacific Northwest climate.
An energy efficient ductless heat pump is cheaper to install and operate than any other heating system.
A home with proper insulation and high-performance windows keeps you comfortable and saves you money.